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UIW Honors Program presents 2nd Annual Human Library

Posted: February 02, 2018  |  by Margaret Garcia
Filed Under: Campus News

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UIW Honors Program presents 2nd Annual Human Library

 

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word Honors Program is proud to present the 2nd Annual Human Library.  At the Human Library™ real people are on loan to readers, and are ready to accept questions about the topics they represent. This year's topics include a reporter, feminist, an addiction recovery specialist, veteran and peace activist as well as several others. The full catalog is online at 2018 UIW Human Library.   The 2018 Human Library will be available Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Mabee Library Reference Section.

“The Human Library is an opportunity for people to learn how to talk to each other constructively and help educate each other. The goal of the project is to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It is not a place for debate, but a place for education and understanding of another point of view,” said Honors Program director Jean Loden.

In 2017, several UIW nursing students heard first-hand accounts of the importance of language when interacting with members of marginalized groups, deepening their understanding of patient care and helping them better preserve dignity. Past participates also noted that in order to learn from others’ experience, we first need to listen.

The UIW Honors Program, now celebrating its tenth year, offers highly motivated students meaningful opportunities for self-development that encourage intellectual curiosity and community engagement as citizen-leaders.

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CONTACT:    Margaret Garcia, associate director of communications & marketing, (210) 829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu.

 

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